About VisitMalta Incentives & Meetings
The VisitMalta Incentives & Meetings team offers free, impartial information to international event organisers looking to host their next event on the Islands.
VisitMalta Incentives & Meetings also works closely with MTA licensed local trade partners to develop and enhance Malta’s MICE offer.
You will be happy to learn about the wide possibilities on offer when organising events and meetings on the Maltese Islands.
From the very versatile venues and locations to the professional services given, top treatment by VisitMalta Incentives & Meetings team is guaranteed.
How VisitMalta Incentives & Meetings team can help you?
VisitMalta Incentives & Meetings can help you with:
- Information about Malta as a MICE destination.
- Provide impartial advice.
- Assistance with arrangements for site inspections, based on the client’s requirements, whilst working hand in hand with local trade partners and MTA overseas offices.
- Provision of audio visual features, presentations and images for promotional purposes.
- Provision of literature in various languages.
- Provision of details of local suppliers such as Destination Management Companies, Conference Hotels and Convention Centres.
- Bidding suport.
- Special support to Associations from bidding stage till after the event.
- Promotional giveaways, corporate gifts and collateral.
Easy, accessible, versatile, flexible and dynamic, the Maltese Islands have seen an increase in MICE visitors in recent years.
- The Islands: The Maltese archipelago consists of three main Islands, Malta, Gozo and Comino which are inhabited and three smaller Islands – Cominotto, Filfla and St Paul’s Island which are uninhabited.
- Maltese Archipelago: Malta is the largest of the Islands with an area of 246 km squared. Gozo is 67 km squared while little Comino is only 2.7 km squared.
- Longest distance on Malta: 27km
- Position: Located in the centre of the Mediterranean, the Maltese Islands are about 100 km south of Sicily.
- Climate: Malta has a typical Mediterranean climate with hot, dry summers and mild, humid winters. Average maximum temperatures in summer can reach over 33 degrees Celsius (91F) with temperatures in December dropping to an average of 12 degrees Celsius (53F).
- Official Languages: Maltese and English. Many locals are multi-lingual.
- Currency: Euro. Many hotels and larger shops and restaurants also accept foreign currency.
- Health Service: Modern Public and Private Hospitals. Visitors from EU member states should carry a European Health Insurance card.
- Public Transport: Reasonably priced. Main bus terminus is in Valletta (Capital City) providing access throughout the island.
- Accommodation: 17 five star hotels with 3500 rooms and 7210 beds, 44 four star hotels adding another 16,253 beds, three star hotels, guest houses and farm houses.
- State: The Republic of Malta is a member of the Commonwealth and joined the European Union on 1 May 2004.
- Economy: Malta offers a modern infrastructure and service sector on a par with major European countries. Malta’s economy is expected to gain momentum this year and is expected to register the second highest growth in the Euro zone, with a GDP growth of 1.5 per cent. Following EU membership, Malta started attracting several international companies which took advantage of its favourable tax rate to set up shop on its shores. Malta is increasingly becoming a major finance hub.
- Entry requirements: No passport control for EU passport holders as Malta is party to the Schengen Agreement.
- Time zone: GMT +
MICE Infrastructure in Malta
Malta has a selection of conference centres that have hosted numerous international events. The Mediterranean Conference Centre, Hilton Malta Conference Centre, InterContinental Arena Conference Centre, Malta Fairs and Convention Centre and the Oracle Conference Centre are some of Malta’s famous venues.
These venues all boast cutting edge technology and can accommodate from around 2,000 to over 5,000 delegates.
Moreover, all five-star and several four-star hotels have in-house conference facilities and dedicated MICE teams.
The Island’s unique landscape and rich heritage provide a grand backdrop for memorable events, be it an al fresco dinner in a village square or drinks on a floating barge in the Grand Harbour, or a black-tie reception in a Baroque Palazzo.